Thursday, November 19, 2015

Texts and Subtexts

Between sessions of the YT Haiku Retreat, 
Emiko Miyashita and Jerry Ball find out what's new.

In his discussion of haiku at the 40th Anniversary Reading in the Teahouse,
on May 9, 2015, Jerry gave examples of several different types of haiku. 
Haiku like the ones below he called "Haiku with a subtext."
These are the haiku which suggest a scenario for the reader to imagine.

waking up late
yesterday's mail
still unopened

the first autumn rain
belief in heaven and hell
no longer needed

the first fallen leaves
again I'm reminded
of the autumn inside

Jerry Ball

All these haiku were written by Jerry Ball and published in:
The Plover and the Moonstone; 
the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society 40th Anniversary Anthology
edited by Patricia J.Machmiller, 2015, page 47.

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